verb (used with object), cor·beled, cor·bel·ing or (especially British) cor·belled, cor·bel·ling.
- corbel arch,
- corbel out,
- corbel table,
- corbel vault,
Origin of corbel
Examples from the Web for corbel
Parapets were at the same time added above the Norman corbel tables.The Cathedral Church of Peterborough|W.D. Sweeting
The parapet has a corbel course similar to that on the two eastern bays of the presbytery aisle.Bell's Cathedrals: Chichester (1901)|Hubert C. Corlette
Corbel—a projecting stone to carry a weight, usually carved.Scottish Cathedrals and Abbeys|Dugald Butler and Herbert Story
We cross rivulets formerly spanned by bridges, of which bricks and a corbel vault are still visible.The Ancient Cities of the New World|Dsir Charnay
Pointed oval: St. Bartholomew standing on a corbel, in the right hand a knife, in the left hand a long cross.
verb -bels, -belling or -belled or US -bels, -beling or -beled
Word Origin for corbel
mid-14c., from Old French corbel, diminutive of corb "raven," from Latin corvus (see raven); so called from its beaked shape.